Claudio Abbado conducts the all-star Lucerne Festival Orchestra in Brahms and Beethoven.
One of the hottest tickets in the international music calendar is the chance to catch one of the legendary conductor Claudio Abbado's concerts at the Lucerne Festival. Here they are heard in repertoire rarely played by Abbado. There's a final instalment from Rameau's exotic Les Indes galantes and Nikolaus Harnoncourt relishes the drama in four light hearted dances by Joseph Lanner, once the rival of Johann Strauss I.
Brahms Tragic Overture in D minor, op. 81
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)
Schoenberg Orchestral Interlude and Song of the Wood Dove, from Gurrelieder
Mihoko Fujimura (mezzo-soprano),
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E flat, op. 55 ('Eroica')
Rameau Les Indes Galantes Act IV: Les Sauvages
Don Alvar, a Spaniard, and Damon, a Frenchman, compete for the love of Zima, daughter of a Native American chief, who prefers one of her own people. The scene was inspired by a visit to Paris 1725 of a group of native American chiefs.
Adario....Aimery Lefèvre (bass-baritone),
Damon....Reinoud van Mechelen (countertenor),
Alvar....Sydney Fierro (bass),
Zaïre....Stéphanie Révidat (soprano),
Le Choeur du Marais,
La Simphonie du Marais
Hugo Reyne (director)
Lanner 4 Dances
Hans Jörgel Polka, op. 194
Sehnsucht Mazurka, op. 89
Die Schönbrunner, waltz, op. 200
Jagd Galopp, op. 82
Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor).